Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Northern Early America

Picture at Fort Edward Augustus
Fort Edward Augustus/Heritage Hill Historical Park
2640 S. Webster Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: 920-448-5150
Located at the corner of Hwy. 172 & Webster Avenue

Originally known as French Fort la Baye, a frontier outpost and trading post built by Nicholas Perrot. A French Jesuit mission was first established here in 1669. The fort was rebuilt and renamed in 1717. Also spelled St. Francis. It was destroyed by Indians in 1728, and was not rebuilt for five years. It was abandoned in 1760. In 1761 it became British Fort Edward Augustus but was abandoned during the Pontiac Uprising. The original site is on the west-side of the Fox River at the foot of the Dousman Street Bridge, marked by a flagpole. On display at Heritage Hill.

Guided Tours

Tuesday-Thurday: Adult:  $8.00, Senior (62+): $7.00, Children (ages 5-17):  $6.00, Ages 4 and Under: Free

Self-Guided Tours

Friday-Sunday: Adult: $10.00, Senior (62+): $7.00, Children (ages 5-17): $6.00,

Ages 4 and Under: Free

Communities and Related Links
Heritage Hill Historical Park
Green Bay Wisconsin Visitors' Bureau

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